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Global Seed Vault Fails: “Permanently Frozen” Isn’t Anymore

Global Seed Vault Fails: “Permanently Frozen” Isn’t Anymore

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 30, 2017 4

Anything in deep freeze was supposed to be safe—for forever. Such as our toxic wastes. Such as the crop seeds we’ll need in case of a global catastrophe and food shortage. But we can’t

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Fighting for Monuments, Refuges and Water—Again and Again

Fighting for Monuments, Refuges and Water—Again and Again

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 9, 2017 1

Once a national monument is designated to conserve a landscape and its cultural history, once a natural habitat is legally protected to save wildlife, or once an oil pipeline is stayed to safeguard a

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After Earth Day 2017: An Alphabet from Outer Space

After Earth Day 2017: An Alphabet from Outer Space

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 25, 2017 1

On Saturday, the world celebrated Earth Day 2017. This one took on a different demeanor from Earth Days in our recent past. Reminiscent of the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, this year

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Climate Change and the Siberia Hole: What It Means for You

Climate Change and the Siberia Hole: What It Means for You

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 4, 2017 0

On the tundra of Siberia, near the coldest city on Earth, there’s a place that local people have come to call a “gateway to the underworld” or a portal to hell. It’s a huge

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Video: Why Greenland’s Ice Is So Quickly Melting

Video: Why Greenland’s Ice Is So Quickly Melting

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 2, 2017 0

Science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson authored a trilogy of futuristic eco-thrillers that I really enjoyed reading. In the three books, titled Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below Zero and Sixty Days and Counting, the

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Climate Change: The Consequences of a Canceled Conference

Climate Change: The Consequences of a Canceled Conference

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 31, 2017 4

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, planned to hold a Climate and Health Summit, set for February 14-16, 2017. The conference was important and timely, as increasing numbers

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